Former Governor of Kwara State and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Environment, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Thursday denied being the brain behind the anticipated video showcasing the personal life of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The documentary, which is yet to be released, has already caused panic within the President’s party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, had last week raised the alarm on the issue.
Fani-Kayode said the video would showcase the private love lives of the President and two women – the First Lady, Dame Patient Jonathan; and the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke.
However, speaking on Thursday night, Saraki, formerly of the PDP but now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, said there are more serious pressing national issues than for him to engage in the production of such documentary.
Saraki, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Media, Bamikole Omishore, said he was not aware of any love triangle between the President and the two women in question and therefore had not been and would not be involved in anyway, manner or process of commissioning such documentary.
He said: “On the contrary it has been PDP that has been attacking the private lives of our presidential candidate and personal affairs of our leaders in the APC. We have maintained a certain respectable decorum in both the use of language and material in every campaign.
“Why the PDP is pushing such a ridiculous story is because it has been the trademark of the PDP of recent to blackmail members of the opposition with spurious and cooked-up allegations.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we have concrete evidence at our disposal to the effect that the recent bad press Senator Saraki has been receiving lately surrounding an old issue of over a number of years involving a bank loan and company called Joy Petroleum, are directly orchestrated by the presidency particularly documents sent by email to the judiciary correspondents for their use.
“Senator Saraki is aware that the PDP has been going around Kwara State bribing and begging people to partake in a documentary against him to cause disaffection in the eyes of the public having adjudged him a threat in the forthcoming general elections. So it’s funny to now hear that the same party that’s organising such a documentary and from the beginning of this campaign has threaded on this dishonourable course using their own words should be accusing others of what they intend to do.
“Senator Saraki will like to warn all those still scheming to carry out this false documentary on him that he will fight back and legally defend himself and warn those in glass houses whose past particularly as regards their private lives is not honourable should steer clear and be warned.”